Shoppin quarium

mail order
for Exoticats


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last updated on
April 16, 2004


FAVORITES:

for what it's worth, these are my personal fave mailorder sites (in alphabetical order)
CD Zone
UK site, carries a lot of small labels. Best feature: they keep on trying to get an ordered item, for months and months... until they succeed, or discover that it is 100% deleted. Very low postage costs too!.
Dusty Groove
Soul, funk, jazz, now sound, lounge, soundtracks, Latin, white label, Italian imports, vinyl & CD.
eBay Auctions
vast source of rare records, sometimes dirt cheap, sometimes ridiculously expensive. Be sure to check out your local eBay, they're starting up branches in just about every European country.
GEMM (Global Electronic Music Marketplace)
a database containing references to millions of records (new and old) sold by thousands of companies (from very small to the big ones), and offers secure online payment. Perfect!
Jack Diamond Music
professional dealer in all kinds of exotic record, a walking encyclopedia! Selling all sorts of Space Age Pop, exotica and lounge, mostly old LP's, but also selected new CDs. Recently he specialised in original library vinyl..
Moviegrooves
Specialised in 1960's & '70's soundtracks and library music. Each record on the site contains audio samples! Even more, this highly organised site has one of the best layouts I've seen, and contains tons of useful information.
Netsounds
The UK-based version of GEMM: combines the catalogues of many different dealers, shops, mail order companies and collectors to form a single giant catalogue enabling customers to search in one place for that hard to find or deleted music item.
Vinyl Lives
It's the closest thing you can get to flipping through a rack of records without going to a record store. Most LPs are listed with a scan of the cover and a little comment.

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SPECIALISED companies, NEW releases:

these ones are specialised in harder to find stuff, "exotica" and its many related genres, including jazz. Part 1: Europe, part 2: USA.

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1 - Europe:

At Recordings
CURRENTLY CLOSED DOWN! Eric Taub: "You can listen to entire recordings. Loads of soundtracks. Whole page of Umiliani albums to listen to." * Jon Huck: "great place to buy records. They have a small but excellent selection of very cool music"
Bear Family
Rock & Roll, old-time, exotica, schlager and much much more
Butterfly Records
Italian site for reissues of (amongst other genres) Soul, Jazz, Easy,B.S.O, Funk
Cinecity
soundtracks specialist (new releases and used vinyl), located in The Netherlands.
Crypt
wild Rock & Roll
Digelius Music Paradise
"Northern Europe's largest supplier of folk/ethnic/trad/world, jazz and O Zone recordings... from the purely traditional to the most outlandish, undiscovered, unorthodox and uncompromising contemporary creations."
Ecl3ctic
Indie, Italian Independent Mail Order Catalogue
Lounge, Exotica, and other Rare Imports from Italy/Europe
Intoxica
exotica, EZ
Movie Grooves
Specialised in 1960's & '70's soundtracks and library music. This highly organised site has one of the best layouts I've seen, with tons of useful information, plus audio samples.
Loud Music
in denmark, has an easy/jazz section
Sonic Rendezvous
Dutch site. All things alternative
Subliminal Sounds
Exotica, Psych, Garage and weird stuff.
System Records
UK based, specialising in rare items, Vinyl & CD, Funk, Jazz, African,Latin, Breaks, Lounge, Soundtracks.
Timewarp Records
UK seller of Jazz, Latin, EZ, on CD and vinyl. has audio fragments too.
Tunes
specialised in dance, which means they have a lot of funk; also Irma releases.
Vadim Music
rare French and other European grooves, including Pulp Flavor, HiTop, Lo recordings, WahWah and l'Arôme.
What Music
rare and new releases of african, brazilian, dance, jazz, latin, soundtracks, on vinyl and cd
Wolfgang Völkel - Worldwide service
mailorder for all kinds of 60s beat/punk/psychedelia and also for exotic 60s Beat. He stocks stuff like the turkish delights comp, ultra chicks or the yugobeat explosions.
Worm Record Shop (ex-Dodorama)
Dutch service (with English text too) for contemporary music, avant-rock, modern jazz, world music, folk, experimental, difficult music etc

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2 - USA:

All Music Services e-mail
Vocals of all kinds, rare soundtracks. E-mail only, no web site.
Animenation
this Anime site also sells Anime soundtrack CDs, but they're paranoid about credit cards (you have to fax or e-mail a picture of your credit card + an ID photo), and ridiculously high international shipping rates ($15 for 1 CD)
Anti
Aquarius
hard-to-find stuff, independants, ...
Bliss Records
devoted to modern Russian music
Collector's Choice Music
specialized in rare, hard to find reissues and oldies in all genres.
Counterpoint Music
We specialize in mainstream jazz, contemporary jazz, and classical CD's. Access to hundreds of hard-to-find independent labels - we welcome your special orders!
Dusty Groove
Soul, funk, jazz, now sound, lounge, soundtracks, Latin, white label, Italian imports, vinyl & CD.
Electronic Folio
CD-Rs being sold at cost for the reasearch purposes of the Exotica Mailing List... albums not currently in print are being made available for the first time in this format.
The Essential Media Counterculture
A catalog and guide to the best of alternative and underground
Footlight
Soundtracks.
Forced Exposure
www.fe.org?
Future Pop Shop
little mail order shop that stocks lots of "popnouveau".
Heavy Rotation
Specialising in collectables of all kinds.
Hepcat
Jazz, Hot rod, lounge, instro, surf, lounge, exotic and more.
Hot Wacks Bootleg Site
Intrada
soundtracks
Jack Diamond Music
One of the few real professional dealers in exotica, a walking encyclopedia he is! Selling all sorts of Space Age Pop, exotica and lounge, mostly old LP's, but also selected new releases. Highly recommended!
Jazz Concepts
hard to find jazz on vinyl and CD
Mars Records
Psych, Jazz, Soul, Funk, Soundtracks, Electronica, and European and Japanese club pop.
Mass Music
Imported and Hard-To-Find Items For Audiophiles.
Matoska Trading Company
Native American music etc.
MediaBay
old-time radio and video and webcasts
Medium Rare
Specializing in Unusual and Exotic CD's and Albums
Metro Music
classic rock from the 60's & 70's: psyche, beat, progressive... Many obscure tiny labels. Many weird imports.
Midnight Records
independent and reissued rock 'n' roll CDs and LPs. Especially strong on fifties and sixties rock.
Music Imports
import cds, LPs. specialises in collectible and 'hard to find' titles on thousands of record labels from around the world.
Norton Records
Mad rock & roll, rhythm & blues, repro 45's...
Other Music
New CD's & used LP's. Independant releases, Cocktail, lounge, EZ listening, timeless pop from France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and Japan, rare groove, etc.
Raag: Indian music & video
International range of CDs, Spoken Audio CDs/Cassettes and Hindi movies on the Video CD formats.
Radio Spirits
Old-time radio shows
Random Factors
Filk
Record Plus
US web site that sells CD's from various Italian labels & bands.
Rock Island
"A music collector's paradise". Specialising in rare CDs, also carrying many regular CDs.
Rodeo Records
Soundtracks on vinyl, and new issues as well
Roundabout Records
International Pop Mailorder. Roundabout sells the Siesta & Marina label and lots of wonderful soft pop releases for the most reasonable prices.
Subterranean
surf, instro, some soundtracks
The Jazz Store
jazz videos, books, CD sets...
Confounded Books And Hypno Video
Basta CDs
Trash Palace
horror, science fiction, exploitation and cult movie posters, videotapes, soundtracks and more
Twisted Village
limited catalog of exotic/Moog/odd CDs.
UCI Bookstore
Jazz
WFMU's Catalog Of Curiosities
Temporarely closed
Worlds records
jazz and its derivatives

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3 - Other:

RBCmp3.com
Russian music & video store in America.
Vinyl 2000 Records
original Brazilian CDs & LPs

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LABELS doing direct mailorder:

These are the labels that I know offer direct mailorder... but there must be many many others too of whom I'm not sure... check their links in my "Linquarium" page.
Bear Family
Rock & Roll, country, old-time.
Blue Note
Bungalow
CAM
Cinedelic
Colosseum
Crippled Dick Hot Wax
Dare Dare
Dionysus
Eleganz
Exotica Records
Groove Attack
New lounge, EZ, jazz, Brazil, white label, Italian imports...
Harkit
Intrada
soundtracks
Magic Records
no sound fragments, and high postage (exemple: ¤9 for 2 CDs within Europe!)
Mr. Manicotti
Musicentury
online mailorder sale of these labels: Anthology's, Mantra, Play Time, Silva France, and more. expensive postage!
Norton Records
Mad rock & roll, rhythm & blues, repro 45's...
Playhouse
Psychedelic-Music
Pulp Flavor
Razor & Tie
Rhino
Rhino Handmade
Rough Trade
Rounder
Stora Editions
Subterfuge records
Time-Life Music
TVT Records
Ultra-Lounge
Varèse Sarabande
What Music
rare and new releases of african, brazilian, dance, jazz, latin, soundtracks, on vinyl and cd
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Linquarium
Larger list of labels...

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MAJOR companies, NEW releases:

These companies offer a "full" catalog, all genres. They are ordered by the originating countries of the CDs they offer (not by the location of the company itself, or of their target customers.)

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Australia:

101cd.com
CDs from Europe, Japan, Australia
Chaosmusic
claim they are "Australia's leading music entertainment website"
Kmart
Red Eye Records
Australian supplier of import, collectable, deleted, rare and promotional CDs, records and memorabilia
Sanity

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Belgium:

Audiopolis.com
Mediaclub
Medio
Proxis
Shuffle
Frontstage

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Canada:

Archambault
CD Plus
Cheap Thrills
HMV Canada
Renaud-bray

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Europe in general:

101cd.com
CDs from Europe, Japan, Australia
Bol.com
Dutch site that also sells CDs from France and other European countries. fast service and reasonably priced; and they have an English interface too. (Bol.com is yet another division of the Bertelsmann Group)
CD Europe
German Music Express
almost all the German stuff on the big labels, some French, some UK, and also lots of Japanese imports. Overpriced.

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France:

Alapage
Books and CDs
Amazon France
CD Mail France
CDiscount France
FNAC
French site.

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Germany:

Amazon Germany
German Music Express
almost all the German stuff on the big labels, some French, some UK, and also lots of Japanese imports. Overpriced.
Zweitausendeins

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Great-Britain:

101cd.com
CDs from Europe, Japan, Australia
Amazon UK
CD Zone
CD Xpress
Esprit International Limited
rare, deleted, collectable, promotional, limited edition and imported compact discs, 12" and 7" singles, vinyl LP's and picture discs
HMV
Magpie Direct
Pastel Blue/Cheap Or What
For a British company, they have surprisingly little to offer from the UK lounge releases we're searching for...
Rough Trade
Tower Records

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India:

India Plaza
Music and movies from India
The Rediff Music Shop
India's No.1 online store

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Italy:

Musicstore.it

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Japan:

101cd.com
UK company, selling CDs from Europe, Japan, Australia
Amazon Japan
Beastone
CD Banzai
CD Europe
CD Now
HMV Japan
Jet Set Records online shop
Modern Music
Mundo Link
Rare CD's & Records dealer based in Japan
TCL Import
Tokyo Pop
CDs and Manga comic strips from Japan
Tower Records
World Party Music
New, Used and Import CD's "at Discount Prices".

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Latin America:

Descarga.com
source for hard to find tropical Latin compact discs, videos, books, instructional material and percussion instruments.
Musica Latina
Ritmo Y Mas

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Netherlands:

Boudisque
BOL Netherlands
CDs, CD-Roms, DVDs and books, and auctions too.
CDexpress
Free Recordshop
MuziekWeb
Rockhouse
Rock & Roll etc.
Teleshopper

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Scandinavia:

Digelius
Skivhugget

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Switzerland:

Frequence Laser

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USA:

1st Music
AB CDs
AB-CD
Amazon
CD Land
CD Now
CD Plus
CD Universe
Cd Quest
CD World
Cheap CDs
only ships to USA, Australia, England, Canada and Japan... that's racism ;-)
Compact Discovery
EAR/Rational
also accessoires, like CD jewel box replacements.
EveryCD
lowest prices, but annual $39.95 membership fee!
Goodnoise
Goodnoise is an internet record company that sells Downloadable Music, and distributes - amongst others - some of Rykodisc's (Arthur Lyman!) catalog in MP3 format.
Music Imports
Music Maker
create your own custom compilation CD, selecting up to 70 minutes of music, in such genres as rock n' roll, jazz, EZ and film scores.
MusicNet CDs
Newbury
The Duffel Bag
new, import and used CDs, vinyl
Tower Records
Also owner of the ePulse-I mailing list.
UBL.com, The UBL Music Store
World Party Music
New, Used and Import CD's "at Discount Prices".
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IMPORTS from anywhere:

C.D.I.
Import & rare CDs, catalogs.
Collector's Shop Online
Collectable & Import CD'S, Vinyl LPs & 7" from the UK, Japan, Australia, Germany, and elsewhere.
TCL Import

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SECOND HAND CDs:

Used CDs
2ehands Muziekshop/ Secondhand Musicstore
Dutch site, with English pages too. Used LP's and CD's. (also: http://www.vinyl-sale.com)
4Tunes.com
Auction site for CD's & LP's.
AB CDs Used CD's
Amazon US used music
Amazon UK zShops
collection of specialty shops offering - amongst others - out-of-print music
CDandLP.com
French meta-site like GEMM and Netsounds, offering records from various dealers. better interface than netsounds, and search agents.
Compact Discovery
Django Music
new and used music and movies, specializes in rarities, collectables and hard-to-find products
The Duffel Bag
new, import and used CDs, vinyl
entertainment exchange
UK record & CD finding service, no online catalog
GEMM (Global Electronic Music Marketplace)
a database containing references to millions of records (new and old) sold by thousands of companies.
Half.com (ebay USA)
Heavy Rotation
Specialising in collectables of all kinds.
Manual Of Errors (Manuera)
Japanese site: Used/New LP ('50-'90), EP, CD, Videos, Musical instrument, Magazine - Rock, Jazz, Soul, psyche, soundtrack, Mood, Space, Exotic, Electronics, Brasil...etc...
Moby Disc records
Buy, sell, and trade used CD's, cassettes, and LP's.
Music Graveyard
resalers of overstock and close out merchandise (and pirate CDs, like Enoch Light's "Spaced out" for $3.99)
MusicFile
searchable catalog of millions of hard-to-find Items for Sale from thousands of sources, surrounded by a wealth of interactive content from industry experts and MusicFile members.
MusikWeb
sells overstocked and discontinued CD's, cassettes and vinyl.
Princeton Record Exchange
We buy and sell new and used LPs and CDs.
Rock Island
"A music collector's paradise". Specialising in rare CDs, also carrying many regular CDs.
Second Spin
used CD's and video's
Tokyo Record Hunting Service
Total Recall mail order
(Germany)
Vinyl2000records

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EXOTIC & EZ, OLD & COLLECTABLE vinyl SPECIALISTS:

These are sites entirely devoted to exotic old & collectable vinyl, managed by folks who know a lot about their merchandise, PLUS wide-range sellers with separate "Exotic" categories.
Cinecity
soundtracks specialist (new releases and used vinyl), located in The Netherlands.
Diaspora Records
Specialised in Brazilian, Afro, Latin... LPs and singles. based in France, and in Brasil.
Dionysus Records
on-line mail-order catalog includes exotica: new stuff, reissues from labels worldwide on vinyl & cd, out of print and used vinyl
Jack Diamond Music
Jim Eukey
Hot Platters
Manual Of Errors (Manuera)
Japanese site: Used/New LP ('50-'90), EP, CD, Videos, Musical instrument, Magazine - Rock, Jazz, Soul, psyche, soundtrack, Mood, Space, Exotic, Electronics, Brasil...etc...
Mike & Rod's Big Ass Records
vinyl records in the genres of: Exotica, Strange, Cocktail, Lounge, Swing and Hip.
Funky-Beatz Records
soul, funk, jazz, easy/exotica, funky soundtracks (UK)
Hakus House
Lounge, jazz, plus an incredible collection of oriental and Pacific releases.
Hip Wax
Jazzy Beatz Records
soul jazz funk easy/exotica and soundtrack lp's for sale (UK)
Nickelodeon Records
a shop, with a little online catalog, with strong emphasis on the unusual. Want Lists welcome.
Otis Records
vintage 45's, 78's, LP's. rare original pressings and unusual records. reasonable prices, excellent grading, recommended!
Rare Records Worldwide
LPs, 7"s, 10"s, CDs, CD-R, etc. on Bossa Nova, Lounge, Samba, Brazilian Music in general, Soundtracks, Jazz, Latin, Exotica and assorted musical coolness from all over the world!
Recordkingz
UK dealer specialised in funk, library records, jazz grooves... but way too expensive.
Resolution Records
selling KPM library records (pricey of course)
Rodeo Records
Soundtracks on vinyl, and new issues as well
Show And Tell Record Finder Service & eBay Auctions
Subliminal Sounds
Exotica, Psych, Garage and weird stuff.
Toto Records
Belgian seller of Latin, exotica, popcorn, ... way too expensive!
Vinyl Lives
It's the closest thing you can get to flipping through a rack of records without going to a record store. Most LPs are listed with a scan of the cover and a little comment.
Virtual Vinyl
new and used vinyl and CDs: exotica, electronica, off-world lounge music, soundtracks and the incredibly strange... (Great-Britain)
WebVinyl.com
Jazz, Personality, Golden Throat, Exotic, Lounge. Very reasonable pricing. Online search, cart and secure credit card payment. Send want lists to <legalrender@kinn>
Wilds Sounds
Exotic & Space-Age Records by mail.

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TRADERS:

these folks trade copies of rare records
Basic Hip, Oddiotroniks
"twofer" collector's CD-R's of rare, Incredibly Strange LP's
Bellybongo's traderdisques page
Keith E. Lo Bue
Vinyl Vulture Presents - " Baggin' Up "
A new home for album collectors, beatheads, vinyl junkies and beard-strokers. Feat. Lounge, Moog, soundtracks & Library reviews; LP covers; MP3's; Guide To Collecting British Library Albums. Plus records for trade.

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AUCTIONS:

(incomplete) list of auction sites where you can find records
Amazon Auctions
Bidibid
Belgian auction site
Bidder's Edge
free service that allows one to search across several different auction sites
Bol.com
Dutch auction site (also sells CDs, DVDs, books...)
Django Music
new and used music and movies, specializes in rarities, collectables and hard-to-find products
eBay Auctions (USA)
eBay Australia
eBay Belgium
eBay Canada
eBay England
eBay France
eBay Germany
eBay Italy
eBay Japan
Show And Tell Music auctions on eBay
Worldwide Music Network
specialists in hard-to-find records & cds, auctions, world search service (at a price though: $20 per item for entering a search), custom CDs with professional sound restoration.
Yahoo Auctions
Yezzz
Belgian auction site
Yucom iBazar
Belgian auction site

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SEARCH SERVICES:

there are plenty of dealers and sites who promise you a search service -- "send us your wants! -- but few of them actually bother to read your want list and reply.
A1 Recordfinders e-mail
Show And Tell Music
Virtual Vinyl
(Great-Britain)
Worldwide Music Network
specialists in hard-to-find records & cds, auctions, world search service (at a price though: $20 per item for entering a search), custom CDs with professional sound restoration.

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OLD vinyl, all genres:

these companies have sections "exotica" & related (Space Age Pop, soundtracks, jazz...), and are based in:
GEMM (Global Electronic Music Marketplace)
a database containing references to millions of records (new and old) sold by thousands of companies.
Musicstack
Shop 150+ used CD and vinyl stores at once
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Europa:

2ehands Muziekshop/ Secondhand Musicstore
Dutch site, with English pages too. Used LP's and CD's.
Amazon UK Auctions
CDandLP.com
French meta-site like GEMM and Netsounds, offering records from various dealers. better interface than netsounds, and search agents.
John Dunne Vinyl Recordings
mostly EZ
entertainment exchange
UK record & CD finding service, no online catalog
ERA Records
Eurodisc
(Netherlands)
Fun Records
New & second hand LPs and CDs.
Intoxica
"exotica", expensive!
Music Machine
Musicnetplanet
collectibles French music web site
Music Trade
(Great-Britain)
Music Musique
UK dealer; Easy Listening, Films, Foreign, Jazz...
Netsounds
UK version of "GEMM"
Total Recall mail order
(Germany)
Vinyl Source

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Japan:

Mundo Link
Rare CD's & Records dealer based in Japan

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US & Canada:

4Tunes.com
Auction site for CD's & LP's.
A-1 Record Finders
Since 1971, A-1 Record Finders has been locating hard-to-find records for music collectors around the world. They carry over 1 million out-of-print vinyl albums.
California Albums
most of the LP's are overpriced. poor customer service.
Chesky
Classic45s.com
sells novelty signles (amongst others)
Craig Moerer/Records by Mail
Discovery Records
Forever Vinyl
Hot Platters
House Of Records
M & L Records
Music Collecting
Music Man Oldies/Music Search, inc.
Retailers/locators of US vintage vinyl of the 60's, 70's and 80's. Online catalog with sampling of warehouse stock totaling over 250.000 records. Want lists welcome.
MusicFile
searchable catalog of millions of hard-to-find Items for Sale from thousands of sources, surrounded by a wealth of interactive content from industry experts and MusicFile members.
MusikWeb
sells overstocked and discontinued CD's, cassettes and vinyl.
Nobidding.com Auctions
The first buyer to agree to the wanted price wins the item.
Normals Books & Records
Other Music
New CD's & used LP's. Independant releases, Cocktail, lounge, EZ listening, timeless pop from France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, and Japan, rare groove, etc.
Paula's House of Music
Princeton Record Exchange
We buy and sell new and used LPs and CDs.
Memory Lane Records
Specializes in out-of-print Records, Tapes, and Compact Discs. In addition, new LP records and import CDs.
Moby Disc records
Buy, sell, and trade used CD's, cassettes, and LP's.
Record Club Of America
Collection of 7500 Different Titles of Original Mint Sealed LPs from the 60's & Early 70's. High prices!
Record Finder
Red Circus
Rockaway records
Rare records.
Saturn records
Sonowax (Canada)
"eclectic & exotic vinyl from the 50's to the 70's"
The Duffel Bag
new, import and used CDs, vinyl
TimeWarp Record Store
Upstairs records
Vinal Edge
Vinyl Web
Vinyl Revival
caution: records are consistently overgraded, and thus overpriced. sells records with clearly visible marks as Mint-, and trashed copies as VG...
Weird Harold's
lowest prices on the web, but caution: records are not graded so you can end up with a poor copy; titles are misnamed; covers can contain the wrong LP... and they're unreliable: they've sent me several wrong records.
World of Gramophones
vintage musiv on 78rpm...
World Wide Wax
classic vinyl for sale, plus 600 scanned covers and RealAudio clips

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CUSTOM CD's:

(very incomplete, needs updating!)
Customdisc
Musicmaker

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MP3 DOWNLOADABLE MUSIC FOR SALE:

MP3 stands for MPEG 2 Layer 3, a way of compressing huge, CD quality audio files into downloadable, near-CD quality files.
Goodnoise
Goodnoise is an internet record company that sells Downloadable Music, and distributes - amongst others - some of Rykodisc's (Arthur Lyman!) catalog in MP3 format.
Licensemusic.com
On-line Production music store. Searchable catalog covers most musical styles, and allows users to sample tracks in RealAudio and then license and download them in a variety of formats, including MP3.
Lycos MP3 Searcher
MP3meta search engine
RioPort.Come
Digital downlaodable music source.

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ACCESSORIES & SERVICES for collectors:

needles, covers, frames...
Bags Unlimited
collection protection business: storage, display, and shipping products for collectibles.
BidPay
allows you to pay by credit card for a money order (but for auctions only)
Cheapo Record Cleaner
Philip Jackson's home made record cleaning machine.
Covers 33
Record, CD, cassette accessories
Digital Innovations
GameDoctor CD repair device
Disc Doctor
EAR/Rational
also accessoires, like CD jewel box replacements.
Garage-a-records
phono cartridges and styli, Record Cleaning Machines, Inner and Outer Sleeves
LP album frames @ Restoration Hardware
Mantra Audio
Cartridges & styli
Mr. Stylus
German site specialised in Cartridges and replacement styli, Cartridges and Replacement Straps for Record Players.
Neato
CD labels, CDefender and more
PayingFast
Same service as BidPay, and allows you to pay for anything. Unfortunately, requires to fax or e-mail a copy of your credit card and drivers license.
Protected
German company. All kinds of sleeves, cases etc for record collectors. PROS: large selection, lowest prices - CONS: no credit cards.
Record Doctor II vacuum cleaner
The Record Finder
Talas
Professional Archival, Conservation and Restoration Suplies.
Univenture
cd sleeves and cases etc
Worldwide Music Network
custom CDs with professional sound restoration.

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LOOK ELSEWHERE:

meta-sites, price comparison sites
Bargain Finder
Your Intelligent Agent for Comparison Shopping. Just type in the artist and album name of a CD. Then sit back as your agent gets prices from nine virtual retailers.
Bertus
one of the major European distributors. their web site has a "consumer service" that can help you track down that elusive CD.
Best Big On-Line Music Stores
The discount music store chart. Toll-Free Music Store Comparison List. This sites helps you search many on-line stores for availability and price.
Best Dealers on the 'Net
Bottom Dollar, Music Channel
Search the web for the best prices! This sites helps you search many on-line stores for availability and lets you comparise for best prices.
El Cheapo
BargainFinder for CD's in Netherlands and Belgium.
Fly Record Shops
GEMM (Global Electronic Music Marketplace)
a database containing references to millions of records (new and old) sold by thousands of companies, and offers secure online payment.
Moremusic.co.uk
MySimon
"rec.music.marketplace.vinyl" Usenet newsgroup
The Record Shop Finder
Yahoo's overview of Records mailorder companies

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UNRELIABLE:

for what it's worth, these are people and companies that didn't live up to their word.
CD Baby
specialised in independant releases, this site allows you to browse by genres and moods, unlike any other. However, they never refunded a CD I returned.
Matthew Timoney
if you ever want to trade with one Matthew Timoney (matthew@matttimoney.*** - snail: 6 Claire gardens, Stanmore, Middlesex, HA7 4EH, UK), make sure you get your part of the deal before sending him anything. If not, you risk being cheated!
Sound City 2000
The only CD mailorder company that ever ripped me off. I hope their policies have changed now, but they used to charge your credit card IMMEDIATELY upon ordering, regardles of availability of a CD.


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